Our Process

  • Reserve Your Date as far in advance as possible to guarantee availability of our busy, talented professional musicians
  • Listen to sample recordings of each ensemble. If your computer has trouble with the audio links, request a free demo CD.
  • Schedule an in-person couple listening session to help select the perfect music. We will demonstrate various musical selections using the full quartet, the trio, and/or the duo depending on which ensemble you hire.
  • Select music from our repertoire of custom arrangements. Selections which are not on our list are welcome too.
  • Get a no-cost no-obligation quote of our reasonable and competitive rates.
  • Book your date.

Ribbons Colors and Styles

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Ribbons and Strings Ensembles
Deb Corisis, Manager


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Ribbons and Strings Ensembles add the soul-stirring beauty of live music to your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We feature combinations of stringed instruments, including violin, viola, and cello. Weddings are our specialty, but we are available to perform for all types of social gatherings and special events. We serve Boulder, Denver, and the entire Front Range metro region and beyond with a huge variety of wedding and event music including classical, pop and rock, Broadway, and more.

Music Repertoire
Each performer is an experienced, professional musician with a great reputation and a deep love of all genres of music. Together, we have developed a huge repertoire of music, from time-honored classics to today’s popular songs. Let us know your favorite song; we will be sure to include it to make your special day even more memorable.
Click here for combined repertoire list of ALL Ribbons & Strings Ensembles.

Fun Decorations
In the early days, we were once asked to decorate our instruments with ribbons, using colors that were complementary to the wedding decorations. We thought it was a great idea, and the guests loved it too! We soon made it an important part of our theme, even incorporating the idea into our name: Ribbons and Strings Ensembles. Decorate your wedding and your string ensemble! Click here for a List of Ribbon Colors available.

Our Ensembles
You can choose an ensemble to match your personal taste and budget. Each group has custom music arrangements and a unique sound.

Razumovsky String Quartet
Our signature ensemble, the Razumovsky String Quartet, consists of two violins, viola, and cello. This grouping of instruments can produce a full-bodied sound when needed or provide quiet background music when appropriate. Listen to a sample recording. You won’t believe that so much music can be produced by only four musicians.

Triad String Trio
Our trio can be configured in the traditional way: violin, viola, and cello. For a somewhat lighter sound, the configuration can consist of two violins and one viola. For each configuration we have custom arrangements covering a fabulous variety of music in all styles.

Debonair String Duo
For the ultimate in intimate sound, choose the Debonair String Duo for your special occasion. Our flexible repertoire enables you to choose any combination of two instruments: two violins, two violas, violin, plus viola, viola plus cello—you get the idea.

Meet The Performers
Deb E. Corisis: Manager, Violist, Music Arranger
Carrie Beeder: Co-First Violinist
Caitlin Kline: Co-First Violinist
Ellen Persiko: Second Violin
Rowanna Bobo: Co-Cellist
Kathleen Romanyshyn: Co-Cellist

Affiliated Musicians
Autumn Emily Deppa, violin;
Emily Fenwick, violin/viola;
Charles Ferguson, violin;
Jill Maret Ferguson, violin;
Rebecca Flintoft, cello;
Leanne Griffey, violin;
Carla Hagar, violin/viola;
Cami Kidwell-Dodge, trumpet;
Melissa Lotspeich, flute

About Ribbons and Strings Ensembles
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we have many imitators. But only Ribbons and Strings Ensembles has been rated the Number One String Ensemble in the Front Range region by Gigmasters, the premier online booking organization for professional musicians. Our performances add a lively touch to weddings, social engagements, and all kinds of special events. Our repertoire includes music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Eras plus music in many genres, including Celtic tunes, traditional Jewish music, and popular tunes from today and yesterday.

About Deb Corisis
Deb is the founder of Ribbons and Strings Ensembles. As manager of the organization, she is responsible for the booking and coordination of every performance. In addition, Deb arranges the music for each combination of stringed instruments and performs with all of the ensembles as a violist/violinist. Deb’s education includes a M.M. in music composition/theory and a M.A. in musicology.


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